Harold Welch | Vacular Surgery

Harold J Welch

Vascular Surgeon


The Vascular Care Group, Hyannis, MA, US

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Dr Harold Welch is a vascular surgeon at The Vascular Care Group, Hyannis, MA. He is from Albany, N.Y.1

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading historical nonfiction, playing golf and fishing.1

Academic History

Dr Welch received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in 1979 and then his MD from Albany Medical College of Union University in 1983. He completed his internship in basic surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA, followed by a residency in Surgery (1984 - 1988) and a fellowship in vascular surgery (1990 - 1992) at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston.1

Career Overview

Dr Welch is a vascular surgeon with more than 30 years of surgical experience. Prior to joining The Vascular Care Group, he worked as a vascular surgeon at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA for 24 years. Within vascular surgery, Dr Welch’s main focus is on venous disease. He specialises in disorders relating to the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems.1, 2

He has served as a professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and president of the American Venous Forum and is currently the president of the American Venous Forum Foundation. He has worked at various hospitals including U.S. Naval Hospitals in Keflavik, Iceland, Groton, CT and Portsmouth, VA.1

Dr Welch is a member of various professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery and the New England Society for Vascular Surgery. He has authored 11 book chapters and over 30 articles.1

Career Timeline

  • 2021 - Present: Vascular Surgeon, The Vascular Care Group, Hyannis, Massachusetts

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts:

  • 2013 - 2021: Chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • 1997 - 2021: Senior Vascular Surgeon
  • 2008 - 2019: Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Areas of Speciality

  • Venous Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Vein Disorders
  • Arterial Bypass Surgery


  • American Venous Forum Distinguished Fellow
  • Cornelius Sedwick Mentor Award for Surgery Chief Residents
  • Boston Magazine: 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Northshore Magazine: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021


  1. https://vascularcaregrp.com/providers/ 
  2. https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3591703-Harold-Welch-vascular-surgeon-Burlington-MA-01805 
  3. https://physicians.capecodhealth.org/ma/hyannis/100-camp-street-welch.html 
  4. https://www.castleconnolly.com/top-doctors/harold-j-welch-vascular-surgery-98cc001842